|1: What is the Futures Program?|
|A: The Futures Program is USA Field Hockey's Olympic Development Program. USA Field Hockey is the National Governing Body for Field Hockey in the U.S. and is a member of the United States Olympic Committee.
|2: What is the tuition?|
|A: There is tuition for athletes to participate in the Futures Program. The tuition is $485.00 in 2016 and includes a Harrow Futures Reversible Pinnie (must have current USA Field Hockey membership). Athletes that advance to the Regional Training Camp, National Futures Championship, Junior National Camp and AAU Junior Olympics incur additional expenses.
|3: Where can I find information on my particular Futures region?|
|A: Information for each Futures region is available by clicking here, Regional Development Managers will post important information on your regional site throughout the Futures Program. This is your link to information on schedules, weather cancellations and other region-specific information.
|4: What are the selection opportunities for the athletes?|
|A: Top athletes are selected to their respective Regional Team for a training camp weekend in June and will attend the National Futures Championship with their team. At the National Futures Championship, athletes are selected for AAU Junior Olympics (U-16 athletes only) and Junior National Camp.
|5: How can athletes become involved in the Futures Program?|
|A: Athletes can sign up for Individual trials and be tested by their high school or club coach or be recommended into the program from a USA Field Hockey Partner Camp.
|6: My child is 15 and should be playing in the U-16 division of Futures, but her membership shows U-19. What does this mean?|
|A: The U19 designation on Futures athletes' memberships is strictly a USA Field Hockey membership category (as is Youth, adult, coach and umpire). This does not effect an athlete's age-group classification in Futures. Athletes are automatically assigned to the correct age group for the Futures Program, but for USA Field Hockey membership purposes, all are classified as U-19 members.|
|7: Can you explain the age cut off for U-19, U-16 and U-14?|
|A: An athlete's age on December 31of that given year determines what age group the athlete will be in for the following year. For example if the athlete is 15 on December 31 and turn 16 on January 1 they remain in the U-16 division. Again the age of the athlete on December 31 determines their age grouping for the following year.|